IADSA update on international supplement regulations

International Committee

Chair: Chi Kim, Herbalife
Staff Contact: Jane Wilson 

Committee Purpose:

  • To represent to international bodies and at international meetings and events AHPA's policies and positions on relevant international topics impacting the herbal products industry in the United States;
  • To monitor, report back and recommend appropriate action to AHPA with respect to issues, movements, international regulatory issues, etc., impacting the U.S. market and specifically AHPA member companies;
  • To encourage and help AHPA build international markets for U.S. made herbal products.

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IADSA update on international supplement regulations

IADSA March 2017 Newsflash

Published: Tuesday, April 4, 2017

AHPA is an active member of IADSA and is distributing the IADSA Newsflash as a member benefit. IADSA is an association focused on the globalization of food supplement markets and regulatory challenges. This issue of the IADSA Newsflash includes:

  • China has published a list of the forms and sources of vitamins and minerals that can be used as health food raw materials 
  • China has also published its draft health food filing guidance 
  • India has launched a public consultation on regulations for the approval of non-specified food and food ingredients
  • The EU has approved the use of fermented soybean extract as a novel food
  • The European Commission has conducted a botanicals stakeholder survey to determine the adequacy of the EU’s health claims rules, and the impact of the absence of harmonized rules
  • The European Commission has opened a public survey on nutrition and health claims
  • Belgium is updating its guidance on the tolerances for nutrient values declared on labels
  • Italy is instituting new rules for caffeine claims
  • Poland, Portugal, the Netherlands, and Norway have all announced limits to levels of various nutrients in food products
  • Turkey has published its health claims regulation
  • Chile has proposed limitations on the marketing of supplements containing substances such as caffeine and taurine
  • Colombia and Ecuador have issued guidance on health claims
  • Paraguay has drafted legislation related to allergen labeling
  • Russia has proposed amendments to it regulations on food supplements
  • A summary of India’s new food safety regulations is included

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